The Wuyi Mountains are located between Wuyishan City, Nanping prefecture in Fujian province and Wuyishan Town, at Shangrao city in Jiangxi province. The mountains have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,for cultural, scenic, and biodiversity values since 1999. The Wuyi Mountains are the largest and most representative example of Chinese subtropical forests and South Chinese rainforests‘ biodiversity. Its ecology has survived from before the Ice Age around 3 million years ago. Biologists have been conducting field research in the area since 1873.
We arrived at Wu Yi Shan Railway station after a long grueling 14hrs on the K-Train from Xiamen. The night wasn’t so good as the train kept rocking back and forth as it slithered into the country side. However the clean pollution-free air of WuYi Shan is a great reward for those who live in Nanjing.
A raft trip down the Nine-bend River is the most popular activity followed by a visit to the “Thread of Sky” caves, where the narrowest walkway is only 30 cm. Also climbing the mountain and breathing the clean air is a must for all visitors to the area. Here are some interesting pictures.
Today was very tiring and as we went back to the hotel, the bus was silent, everybody dead asleep. What a day. Tomorrow the guide said we shall return to the mountain area and also check out some museums.